Regarding the article “Longer yellow lights at traffic signals soon” and the editorial “Finally, a flashing yellow”: As an ACLU member I am opposed to red-light cameras operated by contractors who profit from citations and aghast that government entities are regressing to Old South law enforcement for funding.
I’ve always heard the complaint that taxes would have to raised unless this revenue is available, so we add that burden to out-of-area lawbreakers and our local scofflaws. I’ve always viewed this as horse hockey to the highest hosanna. Surveillance cameras and similar equipment used to establish road use, traffic patterns and even as documentation in accident cases are civic operations, not revenue generation.
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